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Alley Cat Allies, is a national nonprofit clearinghouse for information
on feral and stray cats. For more than a decade Alley Cat Allies has
advocated trap-neuter-return (TNR) - the most humane and effective
method to reduce feral cat populations.
Alley Cat Allies is located in the vibrant and eclectic Adams Morgan
neighborhood in Washington, DC. See our Contact Info page for our
address and phone/fax information.
Founded in 1990, Alley Cat Allies is part of an international effort
working to promote, foster, and develop humane nonlethal control
programs for feral and stray cats through sterilization programs that
effectively reduce their numbers over a period of time. Alley Cat
Allies respects the sanctity of life and the rights of individual
animals and embraces proactive preventative control methods, i.e.
Metro Ferals, an all-volunteer
organization established in 1997, was established to reduce the
suffering of feral cats and kittens by promoting a non-lethal
alternative to the feral cat population, specifically “TNR”,
Trap-Neuter-Return, in Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland.
Young kittens are socialized and adopted through their adoption
program. Feral cats are returned to their “home”, where they
are managed by their caretaker. They run a low cost
spay/neuter clinic for feral cats and provide assistance to people
wishing to trap, neuter, and return the cats they feed and maintain.
Fairfax County Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter coordinates its spay/neuter program
in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Center, operated
in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Surgery appointments are available on
Mondays only. Only animals with an appointment previously scheduled by
a Fairfax County Animal Shelter staff member will be eligible for
spay/neuter at the clinic. Cats are dropped off at the shelter in
Fairfax Monday morning at 5 a.m. and dogs are dropped off at 5:30 a.m.
They are then transported to the clinic. Animals are picked up by their
owners at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter on Tuesday – the day
immediately after surgery—at 7 a.m. Animals between the ages of 10
weeks and 8 years are eligible for spay/neuter through the program.
Animals must be a minimum of 2 pounds for surgery.
If you are interested in setting up an appointment, please call (703)
Inc. is a thirty-sixth year old organization endeavoring to reduce the
number of uncared-for animals. They offer a low cost spay/neuter
solution for Virginia and the Washington, DC area. In the last twelve
months, they have helped over four thousand callers wishing to spay or
neuter their pets.
Humane Rescue Alliance
Free spay and neuter services for anyone living in the Washington area
(defined as living within the Capital beltway) may have their pet(s)
spayed or neutered at the League's Medical Center, regardless of
income. In addition, the procedure will include a routine medical
Animal League of
reduced cost spay/neuter certificates.
the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria during regular business hours
to purchase your spay/neuter certificate.
you have purchased your certificate, you schedule your appointment with
the selected veterinarian. Present the certificate when you take your
animal for surgery.
on the size and sex of the animal, and the veterinarian you choose,
fees are generally $50 - $150. The certificate covers only the spay or
neuter surgery. Vaccinations and other medical treatment you authorize
will be done at additional cost.
spay/neuter is available to everyone. There are no income restrictions.
Fairfax County Animal Shelter
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter has altered its 1000th feral cat
marking the success of its two-year-old trap, neuter and return (TNR)
program, which includes humanely trapping, spaying, neutering and
vaccinating feral cats and then returning them to their outdoor homes.
The goals of the program are to decrease the number of unwanted kittens
born each year to outdoor cats; to decrease the intake of cats and
kittens at the shelter; and to decrease the euthanasia of cats in
As part of the TNR program, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter provides
free spay/neuter and vaccinations for feral cats who reside in Fairfax
County. The program is funded by private donations from the sale of the
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Animal Friendly License Plates.
For each plate purchased by a Fairfax County resident, $15 is donated
back to the shelter, which is using the money, in part, for TNR.
To be eligible for the shelter’s TRN program, citizens must
first attend the Helping Community Cats Workshops held twice monthly in
Fairfax County. For more information about attending an upcoming class
or about TNR, please contact the shelter at 703-830-1100.
Potomac Spay Neuter Clinic - Specify Manassas
The Potomac Spay/Neuter Clinic is operated by the Shenandoah Valley
Spay/Neuter Clinic and serves Northern Virginia and the Greater
Washington Metropolitan area. The Clinic, a non-profit organization, is
open to everyone regardless of income or place of residence.
Potomac Spay/Neuter Clinic and the Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic
will become Anicira Veterinary Center effective December 15,
This new name is a combination of the word animal and the Latin word
for surgery. It stems from our strong commitment to animals
and our focus on surgery.
The name reflects our expansion of affordable services beyond
spay/neuter procedures. Each year, we provide care to thousands of
patients. Our goal is to take an active, more supportive role
in helping them live healthier lives by providing affordable outpatient
While we have a new name, our commitment to providing high quality and
compassionate care remains the same. With the expansion of
services, we will improve access to patient-centered veterinary care
and promote the well-being of all cats and dogs.
We value our partnership and look forward to continuing to work with
you as Anicira Veterinary Center.
Spa & Neuter Nook - located in Davidson, MD
To help people who help animals by providing high quality, low-cost
spay/neuter services and relevant advice to help people better afford
to help animals. The goal is to work towards a day when we no longer
need to euthanize companion animals because of pet over population.
Now - located in Laurel, MD
Spay Now is committed to doing its part to combat animal overpopulation
by providing low cost, high quality, spay and neuter services. We
adhere to the highest standards and use state-of-the-art veterinary
anesthesia and monitoring equipment to ensure the safety and comfort of
your pet during his or her stay with us.
We offer affordable vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm testing, and
Feline Leukemia/FIV testing. In addition, we perform a wide range of
other surgical procedures, including entropion surgery, enucleation,
mass removal, and dental services.
SPAY/USA, a program of North Shore Animal League America, is a
nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter
mission is to end the suffering of innocent dogs and cats by reducing
the number of unwanted births. Anyone who needs assistance finding
affordable spay/neuter services can benefit by using the SPAY/USA
SPAY/USA has over 1,000 sterilization programs and clinics nationwide
with 7,000 veterinarians in the network as of 2003. Their
goal is to make spay/neuter services affordable to those who might not
otherwise spay/neuter their pets. By working together, they hope to
popularize and facilitate spay/neuter services throughout the country
and end pet overpopulation.
Richmond Loving Spay & Neuter Clinic
Animal League offers low cost spay and neuter services for owned pets,
rescue organizations, and municipal shelters with no geographical
restrictions. RAL also provides some reduced vaccinations and tests, if
done at the time of the surgery. Their staff of veterinary
professionals can also microchip pets to make identification easier
should your pet get lost and end up in a shelter.
Pets Ltd. provides low-cost (and in hardship cases free) spay/neuter
surgeries for qualified rescue groups and individuals they sponsor.
This service is provided Saturdays and/or Sundays. To date Pets Ltd.
has provided over 1,100 surgeries, diminishing the unwanted pet
population by many thousands.
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The Doris Day Animal League is a nonprofit, national, citizen's
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humane treatment of animals. Working with members of the U.S. Congress,
government agencies, and state and local officials, they aim to pass
laws, and enforce existing laws, that reduce the suffering of animals
anywhere they're mistreated. Numerous states and cities have benefited
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